'The dynamic of exponential change rewards those that act quickly, decisively, and effectively'

The key questions for digital strategists in 2017

In his latest column for just-food, Keith Anderson, vice president of strategy and insights at e-commerce analytics firm Profitero, outlines...

Polman said Unilever's organisational revamp 'fundamentally changes way we do business'

Unilever 2016 investor day - the top takeaways

Unilever this week held its annual investor day in Port Sunlight, the village built in the 1880s by one of the companies that were the forer...

'Successful promotions those that have clear objective,' IRI says

Have food promotions reached tipping point?

Researchers at IRI have studied promotions in seven major European markets and say their data shows the use of offers is easing. Tim Eales,...

What does Tyson's new CEO have in store for the meat group

How Tyson's new CEO plans to grow the meat group

Shares in US meat group Tyson Foods took a battering this week, when the company missed earnings estimates and announced the appointment of...

Mondelez believes Cocoa Life has credibility to be centre of drive to sustainable cocoa chain

Mondelez goes beyond certified cocoa - analysis

Seven years ago, Cadbury announced one of the more notable sustainability initiatives of recent times when it teamed up with Fairtrade on co...

Are food retailers innovating enough in-store?

Can manufacturers revitalise shopper experience?

In western Europe, more consumers are looking for new products, are becoming more interested in quality and are increasingly demanding a sho...

What Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby thinks about Brexit - analysis 17 Nov 16

"I've been to several meetings on this particular subject, most of which have ended up in a feeling of great depression, where I think suicide was really the only logical step," Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby joked at an industry conference in London on how Brexit could affect the UK food industry. "I don't come from that school. There are opportunities in the situation we find ourselves in." Twice in the last fortnight Darby has gone public with his views on Brexit and, as the boss of one of the country's largest manufacturers, his comments will spark debate. Dean Best reports.

How Greencore is aiming to be a national player in the US – analysis  17 Nov 16

Greencore, the Ireland-based convenience food group, wants to expand its reach in the US as a national distributor of food-to-go products and has long invested in M&A, as well as the development of manufacturing and distribution structures that extend its regional range. Greencore's move to buy US group Peacock Foods this week was a step-change in this agenda. Katy Askew reports. 

Thought Leaders

Japan's Nagatanien buys Chaucer Food Group

Katy Askew | 2 Dec 16 Chaucer Food Group CEO Andy Ducker will continue to lead UK business

Japanese food group Nagatanien Holdings has struck a deal to buy UK-based freeze dried fruit processor Chaucer Food Group.

Nestle unveils process to cut sugar by 40%

Katy Askew | 1 Dec 16 Nestle says new process can reduce sugar content without impacting taste

Nestle has said its researchers have developed a new process that could enable it to cut the sugar content of its chocolate products by as much as 40%. 

South Africa's RCL Foods to cut over 1,000 jobs

Dean Best | 1 Dec 16 RCL Foods set to cut poultry jobs

RCL Foods is to axe over 1,000 staff as the South African food group battles tough trading conditions in the country's poultry industry.

Recent News - (Updated: 2:06pm 2 Dec 2016)

Serbia launches grocery market competition inquiry

Agropur to acquire Canada's Scotsburn Ice Cream

Taiwan tightening food adulteration laws 

"No plans" to sell Australia's Wild Breads bakery

ABF's UK bakery arm to set up new plant

Costa Group, Macquarie to buy Avocado Ridge

Nigeria looks to boost local dairy industry 

Amira Nature Foods go-ahead for China rice sales

Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan sets out stall for 2017 - interview 25 Nov 16

Dean BestBrennan outlined plans for growth in Asia and in UK

A year after the takeover of Quorn Foods by Philippines-based group Monde Nissin, the UK meat-free business is setting up its first operations in Asia and investing in building its teams in Europe to try to grow further there. Dean Best spoke to Quorn Foods CEO Kevin Brennan, who outlined the company's plans for the next 12 months.

Ireland's food industry already paying price for Brexit - interview with Paul Kelly, director of Food Drink Industry Ireland 21 Nov 16

Ben CooperFDII director Paul Kelly hopes UK will remain part of EU single market

Paul Kelly, director of Irish food body Food Drink Industry Ireland, spoke with Ben Cooper about the challenges the sector faces in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.

St Mamet CEO Matthieu Lambeaux on French fruit group's plans for growth - interview 16 Nov 16

John ShepherdSt Mamet CEO Lambeaux said one year on from acquisition, the company aims to target new markets

It has been a year since Conserve Italia, a group of Italian co-operatives, sold France-based packaged fruit supplier St Mamet to French private-equity firm Florac. Matthieu Lambeaux, the former Findus executive, had joined Florac in May 2015 to help the family-owned Florac buy branded food companies in France and became the CEO of St Mamet after the takeover. John Shepherd met Lambeaux at the SIAL trade show last month to discuss his plans to grow the business.

UK food producers call for "best possible single market access" post-Brexit

John Shepherd, just-food editorial team John Shepherd | 1 Dec 16

Since Theresa May took over as UK Prime Minister in the wake of the country's referendum vote to quit the European Union, she and her ministers have been at pains not to divulge their negotiating position for leaving the bloc.

How do you see 2017 panning out for your business?

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 30 Nov 16

We are running our annual Confidence Survey - now in its fifth year - to provide to our readers a snapshot of how they and their peers in the international food industry see the year ahead unfolding. The latest survey is live and takes just a few moments to fill in.

Greenpeace trains sights on Sainsbury's over John West tuna

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 22 Nov 16

Greenpeace's long-running campaign against UK tuna brand John West, owned by seafood giant Thai Union, is now directing its fire against Sainsbury's.

South Africa's challenging poultry market

South Africa's challenging poultry market

Cheap imports, drought and a volatile rand have led to tough conditions in South Africa's poultry industry.

Unilever's 2016 investor day

Unilever's 2016 investor day

Senior management at the consumer goods giant met analysts in north-west England to discuss the company's strategy.

Trump's shock election as US President

Trump's shock election as US President

Just four months after the UK voted for Brexit came a result that, quite literally, Trumped that seismic event. But what could the election of Donald Trump mean for the food sector?

Packaged food in Thailand - a market profile

Packaged food in Thailand - a market profile

just-food takes a detailed look at the dynamics of the packaged food sector in Thailand.

Bakery & Cereals North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide_2016

Bakery & Cereals North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide_2016

The NAFTA Bakery & Cereals industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market... Read more

Published: November 2016 - ($683.14)

Confectionery North America (NAFTA) Industry Guide_2016

Published: November 2016 - ($683.14)

Frozen Food Production in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Published: September 2016 - ($1020.00)

Corn Farming in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Published: September 2016 - ($1020.00)

Global Dried Processed Food Market 2016-2020

Published: October 2016 - ($2868.91)

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